Many are listed on this Community Support Page from Gender Minorities Aotearoa’s website.
We have also listed organisations you can contact for support or information about some of the sensitive issues raised in the survey. These include groups led by refugees and by Māori, Pasifika, intersex and disabled people from our communities.
A nationwide organisation, which is run by and for transgender people, including non-binary, intersex, and takatāpui gender diverse people. It offers information, advocacy, and wrap around support for transgender people of all ages, ethnicities, and backgrounds. GMA runs The Gender Centre in Wellington and provides online support to people across Aotearoa including through its Facebook group, Transgender and Intersex NZ.
A national youth-led organisation dedicated to supporting queer, gender diverse and intersex young people, as well as their whānau and wider communities. RainbowYOUTH runs drop-in centres in Auckland, Tauranga and Taranaki and support workers can provide face-to-face support there and in Wellington, Northland and Dunedin. In Auckland and Northland it has a dedicated transgender peer support service, and also a homelessness support worker in Auckland.
A national organisation that works with youth, whānau, schools and communities to make Aotearoa a safer place for all rainbow young people to live and be in. InsideOUT’s work includes support and resources for schools, connecting rainbow young people through national and regional events, and providing training for workplaces. They have national staff and regional coordinators.
A parent-led group that supports parents and guardians to support their transgender and gender diverse children. You can find the information, guidance, advice and companionship to help you and your family safely and happily navigate your journey.
An all-ages rainbow mental health organisation providing support to the rainbow community, their friends, whānau, and those questioning. Every evening from 6-9 pm, OutLine provides a nationwide, free, and confidential support line and an online chat service. They also provide specialist rainbow counselling and an Auckland based trans and non-binary peer support service.
If you are in immediate physical danger, call 111.
If you are worried about your risk of suicide, call your local mental health crisis assessment team or go to the emergency department (ED) at your nearest hospital.
A peer support organisation, founded by and run for, all people living with HIV in New Zealand. They offer support services for people living with HIV, helping to break down isolation and building a sense of community, while advocating on behalf of people living with HIV at a national level.
If you want to talk to someone about some of the sensitive issues raised in the survey, below is a list of some other services that are available in Aotearoa for support, information, and help.
0800 787 797 or free text 8681
A free and confidential service available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Trained counsellors provide friendly, non-judgmental, professional help and advice. If you are concerned about your own drinking or drug taking, they can assist with information, insight and support. If you are a family/whānau member, friend, or professional concerned about someone else, they can help you develop strategies for yourself and the other person.
The Professional Association for Transgender Health Aotearoa (PATHA) is as an interdisciplinary professional organisation that promotes the health, wellbeing, and rights of transgender people. Members work professionally for transgender health in clinical, academic, community, legal, and other settings.